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Quick Facts on Hallie

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 521
HAL-ee or HAY-lee
Simple meaning:
Ruler of the home; or Hay clearing

Characteristics of Hallie

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Hallie

Here’s an interesting factoid for you. You would think that Hallie is another spelling variant of the ultra-modern and ϋber-popular Hailey. And in terms of its usage today, it probably is. But we knew something was up when we noticed that Hallie was in regular usage during the late 1800s and at the turn of the 20th century. It turns out that Hallie is actually a diminutive form of the old-lady name Harriet (much like Hattie). Harriet is actually a female version of Harry which itself is an English diminutive of Henry. Henry is the English form of the German Heinrich meaning “ruler of the home”. Harry is also sometimes considered a short form of Harold which is also Germanic for “ruler of the army”. So over 100 years ago when we see Hallie in use, we understand this as an independently given name derived from Harriet. In which case the name would be pronounced HAL-ee instead of HAY-lee (as In Halle Berry). Today, however, Hallie is just another commonplace respelling of Hailey (a tremendously trendy and currently overused female given name). Hailey is derived from an Old English surname meaning “hay clearing” to describe a topographical location. The etymology of Hallie as derived from Harry is much more powerful (meaning “ruler”) so we like this origin better.

Popularity of the Name Hallie

When you look at Hallie on the American female graph, you can see that she’s been around for a long while (the same cannot be said for most of the other “Hailey” names). In fact, back at the turn of the 20th century old Hallie came quite close to being a Top 200 favorite. As the decades progressed into the 20th century, Hallie began to go out of style (much like Harriet). The name finally fell off the list altogether in 1946 and would remain off the American female charts for almost 40 years, finally reappearing in 1983. Her comeback on the charts this time was attributed more to the popularity of the Hailey names than as an ode to old Harriet. The name reached another apex of popularity in the Top 300 in 2000 but has since retreated back down the charts. This backwards momentum is largely a function of two things: one, there’s simply too much competition in terms of spelling choices and two, the “Hailey” names may be coming close to jumping the shark. Just look at the rather insufferable amount of spelling variations (in order of current popularity): Hailey, Haley, Haylee, Hayley, Hailee, Hallie, Haleigh, Haylie and Hayleigh. Need we say more?
Popularity of the Girl Name Hallie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Hallie

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Hallie

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Hallie

    Hallie We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Hallie.

  • Popular Songs on Hallie

    Popular Songs on Hallie

    Hallie - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Hallie.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Hallie

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Hallie

    Get Along, Little Dogies: The Diary of Hallie Lou Wells (Lisa Waller Rogers) - It’s spring of 1878 on the Rockin’ W, and Hallie Lou Wells is as cross as any fourteen-year-old redhead has a right to be. Roundup is over; Hallie’s father will soon drive the cattle to Dodge City—and only boys are allowed! But in country where anything can happen, something does. When Mr. Wells learns that Mrs. Wells is having another baby, he decides to stay home. Hallie persuades him to let her take his place on the drive. Hallie’s Chisholm Trail diary, rich with depictions of ranch and trail life, is filled with adventures to engage any preteen reader, girl or boy. Following Hallie’s diary is a historic summary of life along the Chisholm Trail in 1878, complete with photographs and map, useful to young readers and teachers alike. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Hallie & Grace- In the Beginning, God... (Janet Johnson) - This is a faith-based children’s book teaching youngsters that they belong to God. It's a simple message of twins who are totally opposite from each other, revealing how special each child is to God. For each one is created to be unique, and come with a purpose that only with God can they know. The book encourages the development of self-esteem from the Divine perspective. Illustrated. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Hallie's Horrible Handwriting (Valerie Tripp) - Hallie loves reading, but she has a hard time learning to write. She feels so terrible that she tears up her work. Then her teacher and her kind friends support her and help her develop her skills. It may take a while, but she'll get there. Recommended for ages 6-9.

  • Famous People Named Hallie

    Famous People Named Hallie

    Famous People Named Hallie - Hallie Quinn Brown (African American educator, writer and activist); Hallie Todd (actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named Hallie

    Children of Famous People Named Hallie

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Hallie - Emmylou Harris (singer/songwriter and musician)

  • Historic Figures

    Hallie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Hallie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Hallie.

Personality of the Girl Name Hallie

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Hallie

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